Sir "Ming" Campbell, on a special edition of Any Questions on Wednesday evening, explained why Mark Oaten could no longer serve as the front bench spokesperson on Home Affairs:
Dimblebore: Does it matter if a member of your party with a responsible job has had a relationship with a prostitute of either sex? Does that matter for the discharge of the job or not? …
Merciless: I think it matters, or it may well be thought to matter, if you are the Home Affairs Spokesman and you have to comment about prostitution.
What new principle is this? If you go to a doctor, are you disqualified from being your party’s Health spokesperson? If you drive a car, are you forbidden to be the party’s transport spokesperson? Why does visiting a prostitute disqualify Mr Oaten from speaking for his party about prostitution?